Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

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Is WSUS 3 .xls export broken?

Trying to get an update analysis report done and the canned reports in WSUS isn't cutting it. When you view a report, you have 2 export options; Excel and PDF. Excel is preferable because I can ...
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Server 2012 WSUS Permissions Incorrect Error

I keep getting this error: The permissions on directory E:\WSUS\WsusContent are incorrect. and another event: The WSUS content directory is not accessible. System....
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Is there a way to see the update deadline time in WSUS?

Is there a way to see the update deadline times for updates in WSUS? In the Updates view I can only see if an update has a deadline or not, not the actual time. This is the deadline time you can set ...
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How to connect domain clients to workgroup WSUS server

We have a small domain that sits on the same net as a single workgroup host with WSUS server. Is it possible to get the clients to connect to the workgroup host WSUS server? The WSUS has IIS7 and is ...
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Offline WSUS delta updates

I have a secure (not connected to the internet) system that needs to be kept up to date via WSUS. We have installed a WSUS server on it and have copied over 20+GB of update content and imported the ...
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Unexpected Windows 2008R2 server reboots

A Windows 2008 R2 machine reboots automatically every now and then, typically on Fridays afternoons. The reboots are "announced" in the event log as follows: Event ID: 1074 process: svchost.exe, ...
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WSUS update not showing up

We're having issues with WSUS. We have an update, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2790947, which we imported in WSUS (it's not in the standard collection), it's an import from the MS website. The ...
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WsusContent folder how to clear down

I have an SBS2008 server, the WsusContent folder was 78 GB in size, I have ran the server cleanup wizard but it is still 71GB, is there any safe way to clear these out, there are a total of 7786 ...
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WUInstall - How to survive WSUS group membership change

Is there any ready way to apply a WSUS group membership change using registry changes on the client computer without requiring a windows update service restart, something like a soft reload for Apache?...
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WSUS - Machines fighting in Console

Something very strange - I have two totally independent VM's (a 2008R2 box running Sharepoint and a 2008R2 DC running WSUS). Both are configured to use WSUS for patching. However they are both ...
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Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP2 not installing successfully on SBS 2003 SP2

I recently installed WSUS 3.0 SP2 on a Small Business Server 2003 SP2 (x86) server. Following the installation, the WSUS Server Configuration Wizard is supposed to run automatically. Instead, the ...
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Using WSUS APIs to get updates from microsoft server to local server

I am planning to write an application using WSUS APIs, to get updates from Microsoft, can someone please suggest me some tutorials or links where I can find some sample code to get started, I have ...
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Manage WSUS remotely

How to remotely administer the WSUS from a workstation "windows xp"?
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WSUS patch segregation [closed]

how do i white list and black list MS patches as i need to install it on my client servers. We don't have the resources/test bench to test each patch against our builds. what is the best way to ...
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WSUS - how to stop SQLexception.errors?

I've got a WSUS 2.0 server that is just spinning with two types of errors/warnings: Unable insert update c660e123-bd67-4245-bf82-1459f5e7caeb/110 ... ...Syntax error converting datetime from ...
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Trying to automate server tasks, stuck on gathering critical update information from WSUS

I asked this question at Stack Overflow but they said I would have better luck here. I am using VBScript to automate a lot of server tasks, I'm simply checking to make sure the server build team did ...
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WSUS 3.2 Showing “No Status” for Forefront Enpoint Protection even though we already have a corporate virus protection

I'm a bit confused why a number of our machines are showing a number of updates related to Microsoft Endpoint Protection even though it's not apparent that Forefront or Security Essentials is ...
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Windows 2008 r2 server core with WSUS role installed possible?

Is it possible to install the WSUS role on a Windows 2008 R2 Server Core installation? Alternatively, is it possible to install this role on a Windows 2012 Server Core?
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Windows Server Patching: Verification of Windows server coming back up after reboots? [closed]

I have been working towards improving our monthly Windows Server update process. The goal is to remove as much of the manual process as possible. Our process has been 1) Present updates to servers ...
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SBS 2011 WSUS Updates Failing on Windows 8 client with error 800B0001

We recently set up an SBS 2011 Standard SP1 domain and manage all optional updates from this server. Critical/Security updates are configured to automatically install without approval. WSUS is ...
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Rename WSUS computer groups

Is there a tool (command line or GUI) to rename the computer groups in WSUS? The WSUS management console can create and delete groups, but not rename them.
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Windows Updates fails with 80072EE2 when downloading from WSUS server

I've got a WSUS Server setup and when some servers try and get updates they fail with 80072EE2 "Windows Update encountered an unknown error." The Get help link that Microsoft has so generously ...
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Moving WSUS Content - Issue with SQL Server

Im trying to gain some space on the main partition on the C:\ drive of a Win 2008r2 SBS server. Im following this guide . However, after detaching the Db ,moving it to the new partition E:\ i can't ...
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Automated WSUS reporting

We have WSUS 3.0 SP2 installed and I was wondering if it is possible to schedule and e-mail reports in pdf format or perhaps place them on a shared folder?
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Windows Update Group Policy removed but still can't run updates

I've had the Group Policy removed from my account, and from my local machine so that I can run Windows Updates on my computer rather than waiting for them from the Administrators. But even with all ...
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WSUS - approving updates for patch testing

We're starting to use WSUS to patch our computers. I setup a patch testing group of 10 XP boxes and 10 Win7 boxes to roll out all the patches to prior to dispersing them company wide. So I went to ...
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Deploying Windows certificate without using GPO, SCCM, etc

I need to deploy a certificate to a mix of Windows machines, including XP, Win7, Server 2003 and 2008, for the purposes of using Locally Published Updates with WSUS. This is a Samba 3 network, so ...
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WSUS report approvals for a group

I'm trying to find a way to create a WSUS report of updates that have been approved for computer group A that have not been approved for one or more other groups. Alternatively, a tabular report that ...
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Reinstalling WSUS after failed instance

I have a server whose WSUS has been inoperable for quite a while. I suspect it crashed when the server's system drive starting running out of space, but I really don't know for sure. The only relic ...
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Windows Server patch management (email notification when patch applied?)

Patch management (WSUS) hasn't been in my court until recently so I am trying to get acclimated to its functionality. So currently we are using WSUS version 3.2 for our Windows Server patch ...
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Is there any way to block an specific product from Microsoft Update?

I have a scenario where an SQL Server update makes an app fail. I would like to disable SQL Server updates. I don't want to disable all other Updates. I would like to keep Windows Update. Is there ...
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WSUS and cloned drives

When I add new machines built with cloned drives to the network the fact that they have the same SID doesn't present any problems, except for WSUS, which shows only one instance of the clones, ...
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import update to wsus

is there any way to download update and import it to wsus ??
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WSUS trying to download all updates again

The server hosting WSUS had a catastrophic failure and we have had to rebuild the system drives. Luckily the DB and content store for WSUS are on a seperate drive so were unaffected. During the ...
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Determine wifi capabilities of Windows box (with WSUS install rules)

I need to determine if a computer is in fact a laptop with wifi capabilities (with emphasis on wifi rather than laptop). More precisely, I want to distribute a piece of software I wrote via WSUS and ...
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Building a WSUS server: where to start?

Rather than having all of my computers go out to the internet and download their Automatic Updates, I am seriously considering building a WSUS server. That is, a Windows Update server. I have read ...
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Old WSUS Server has Event ID 13032 after pointing clients to new WSUS server

We have moved to a new WSUS server and de-commissioned the old. However, I still get the error on the old WSUS server (event logs): Event ID 13032: windows server update Many client ...
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WSUS performance for unneeded updates

We have a WSUS server serving around 300 PC's and a couple of dozen servers and a discussion came up at work as to what products to include. We have a single SQL 2005 instance on one of the servers ...
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Can a non domain server obtain it's updates from a domain WSUS

Anyone know if it is possible to get a non-domain Server to pick-up it's updates from a domain included WSUS server? Just thinking about Hyper-V host Servers, in a single server environment clearly ...
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WSUS setup on ADS Domain Controller VM

How should I setup sharing/directory permissions to allow the following to work: VMHost - Hyper-V partition (not part of domain) ADServer - Active Directory Domain Controller running as guest VM on ...
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Scripting WSUS updates on a server set to “detect only”

I'd like to automatically install Windows server updates (backed by WSUS), but can't seem to get wuauclt /updatenow to actually initiate an install (or any of the other undocumented switches). It ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 using WSUS does not apply patch

server based on Windows Server 2008 R2 Service pack 1 (x64) with installed .NET Framework 4.0 does not apply patch KB2416472 which is approved in WSUS. Looking at the report in WSUS for this server I ...
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Using WSUS Admin Console from outside domain

Environment: I have a workstation on our primary domain. We have a primary WSUS Server that is the upstream server of 8 different testing domains. The Primary WSUS server is not part of any domain. ...
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WSUS Updates - Best Practice

We have an isolated enviornment of a few hundred servers in which we use WSUS to push updates too. We have thousands of updates which to manage and push to devices testing along the way to ensure the ...
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WSUS not making available all updates

I have recently installed WSUS (v3.2.7600.226) on a Windows 2008 Std server, and configured 4 test PCs to connect to it through group policy. They are detected by WSUS, and the PCs are downloading ...
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WSUS and windows update make clients PC very slow

At our office, there is a WSUS server that distributes windows updates to every client PC (Windows 7) between 1:00pm and 2:00pm. The problem is that he PCs become very slow during that time. Is ...
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Deploy .NET 4 Full to XP via GPO or WSUS

I am trying to deploy the full version of .NET 4.0 to client workstations running Windows XP. I have tried creating an MSI from the .exe using various free tools and assigning the install through a ...
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WSUS Shows Incorrect Version & WSUS (isolated) fails to download updates

One of the issues we are having is the clients will not download the updates from our WSUS server. They check-in as they are suppose too and find applicable updates but they are unable to actually ...
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Stop using WSUS on Client machines

I have a client that runs Windows SBS 2008 including WSUS service. As the disk space runs out way to often and bandwith isn't a problem he asked me to help. As I don't know SBS well and the customer ...
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WSUS moved how to reset the database and check the folders?

I have a bit of a problem with a WSUS box, I backed up the WsusContent folder (about 180 gig) to a second machine, wiped the first machine then realized I don't have the database folder! I can not ...